Saturday, December 14, 2013

My Foundation Collection

Hello Everyone!
Foundation is a product that I am very passionate about. I probably try more foundations then any other makeup product. I feel like if the skin doesn't look good the rest of the makeup won't look good. This being said, I would like to share with you all the foundations that I currently own.

These are the things I look for in a foundation:
1. Staying Power: If I apply a foundation in the morning I expect a minimum of 6 hours with perfect wear. There is nothing more irritating then a foundation that breaks down within a few hours.
2. Coverage: I prefer a fuller coverage foundation. I think tinted moisturizers are great for the right people but personally, I want a flawless clean complexion most days.
3. Finish: I like a foundation to have a natural finish. Then that gives me the option for a more dewy look or I can powder it for a matte look.

I will rate these foundations according to the three things I look for and you can decide how you feel about them based on what is most important to you when you look for a foundation! 


1. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($44.00) is a sheer to buildable foundation with a natural finish. I purchased this foundation because a lot of you tubers raved about it. I would say if falls somewhere in the middle for me. I think the staying power is okay. I really like the way this looks on my skin although I feel like the "glow" really isn't there. This product does not have a pump which is annoying because it is a pricier foundation. I would rate this product:

Coverage: 7/10
Finish: 8/10
Staying power: 6/10

2. YSL Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation ( $55.00) is a sheer to buildable foundation with a natural finish. Out of all of my foundations this has the sheerest coverage. That being said, I really love the finish and over all feel of this foundation. Yes I do have to do a bit more concealing but it is just so beautiful. The staying power is not great though. It lasts maybe 4 hours which is really terrible. I usually only wear this foundation if we are going out to dinner or doing some sort of activity at night. I would not wear this as my all day foundation. This product does have a pump on it. I would rate this product:

Coverage: 6/10
Finish: 9/10
Staying power: 5/10
3. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation ($55.00) is a sheer to medium with buildable coverage foundation. This has a dewy finish but easily matted out with a powder.  I love this foundation. I think it is so beautiful on the skin, it smells amazing and lasts a pretty good amount of time. Unfortunately at the moment it is slightly too dark for me so I have not been wearing it as much lately but its a lovely foundation. This product does have a pump on it. I would rate this product:

Coverage: 8/10
Finish: 8/10
Staying power: 7/10
4. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation ( $43.00) is a medium with buildable coverage foundation. This product has a natural finish and lasts pretty well on the skin! It photographs beautifully and is great for special events. I think the packaging of this product is wonderful. It is great for traveling or for pro makeup artists to keep in there kit. This product is also a tad bit too dark for me at the moment but come summer time I will be wearing this foundation a ton! I would rate this product:

Coverage: 9/10
Finish: 8/10
Staying power: 8/10
5. Makeup Forever HD Foundation ($42.00) is a sheer to medium foundation. It leaves a semi-matte finish on the skin. I have about 10 shades of this foundation because I use it in my professional kit as well. I think this is a great product. It looks really natural on the skin, it lasts a good amount of time and it looks great on camera. That being said, I would not use this on someone with dry skin or on someone with a lot of imperfections. It will even out the skin tone and cover minor imperfections but it is not by any means a full coverage foundation. I love using using this foundation on men for film/tv work. I also enjoy wearing this foundation and I have found myself using it a lot lately. I would rate this product:

Coverage: 7/10
Finish: 7/10
Staying power: 8/10
6. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation ($4.97) is a medium to full coverage foundation. It has a semi matte finish. This is one of my favorite foundations. It literally lasts 8-10 hours easy on my skin. I reach for this product a lot when I know I will be on set for a long time. It evens out my skin tone and covers most of my imperfections. I think this foundation is such a steal and if you do not have it in your collection already you should go out and get it! I would rate this product:

Coverage: 9/10
Finish: 8/10
Staying power: 9/10

7. Revlon Colorstay Foundation ( $10.00) is a medium to full coverage foundation. It has a natural finish and the staying power is incredible. If I had to chose a favorite foundation this would probably be it. It covers flawlessly and it seriously lasts 10+ hours. I can not speak highly enough of this product. If this product had a pump it would be the worlds most perfect foundation. I would rate this product:

Coverage: 9/10
Finish: 8/10
Staying power: 10/10


8. Rimmel Clean Finish Matte Foundation ( $4.97) is a medium coverage foundation. It is truly a totally matte finish. I could only imagine this would be a great product for oily skin. The staying power could be better and could be worse. It probably lasts 6-8 hours depending on your skin type. This foundation seems to be hard to find. I purchased this at Walmart and I have not seen it anywhere else. I would rate this product:

Coverage: 7/10
Finish: 7/10
Staying power: 6/10
9. Covergirl Trublend Foundation ($9.00) is a sheer to buildable coverage foundation. This is my newest addition to my foundation collection. I purchased this at CVS when it was half off because I read that it was a dupe for the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. I do not think this is a dupe for NARS and I honestly don't find that I like much about this foundation. The coverage is okay (kinda splotchy), the staying power is maybe 4-5 hours, and the finish is just bleh. I felt like it did not blend in to my skin that well and instead sat on top of my skin. I am going to keep trying this one out and see if I can find a good way to use it. As of right now I would rate this product:

Coverage: 4/10
Finish: 4/10
Staying power: 3/10
10. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation ($7.00) is a sheer to buildable foundation. I have had this foundation for ever it seems. This has a natural finish and lasts an okay amount of time maybe 5-6 hours. I honestly do not reach for this foundation that much. I tend to wear it if I am just hanging out around the house and I feel like wearing makeup. I would never choose this foundation over any of the ones mentioned above (except trublend). I would not repurchase this product but I would also not throw it away.. I would rate this product:

Coverage: 5/10
Finish: 6/10
Staying power: 5/10

REMEMBER these are MY opinions only. You may love a foundation I dislike or vice versa. These foundations are my personal foundations that I use on a day to day basis. I carry Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Makeup Forever, MUD and Graftobian Cream foundations in my PRO kit. If you would like me to do a review on those comment below and let me know! I am waiting to use up some of these before I go out and purchase new ones. I have been checking out Urban Decay Naked, Chanel Matte Lumiere, Revlon Nearly Naked, and Smashbox HD.

It may seem like I only buy sheer to medium foundations even though I prefer full coverage. I do use Makeup Forevers Pro Finish powder foundation to top of most of these foundations. This adds that little bit of extra coverage that I want.

I also ALWAYS use a primer and a setting powder when I wear foundation (unless I am shooting for a dewy finish which is hardly ever). When you use a primer and a setting powder this sets your makeup which helps it last longer.


I know this was a long post but I hope it was helpful :)

-Hope




2 comments :

  1. Great post! I like fuller coverage foundations too :D

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks for the comment Perla! I hope it helped :)

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